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  • 00:31

    The New Heights Show on Education with Host Charlotte McGuire

    in Education

    Topic:  “Common Core - Education without Representation's Excerpt on Freedom to Fail”


     "Charlotte will share truths, and dispel myths about Common Core.  So families can come together in knowledge, action, and voices for education."  Common Core is a set of national academic standards for designated subjects, currently, Mathematics and English Language Arts/literacy (ELA).  These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade throughout their K-12 education. The standards were created to ensure all students graduate from high school with knowledge and skills to be college and career ready. This episode will focus on one perspective and its background and premises for the development of Common Core national standards.


    Our Mission:


    The New Heights Educational Group Inc. supports literacy for children and adults by offering a range of educational support services.  Such services include assisting families in their selection of schools, organization of educational activities, and acquisition of materials.  We promote a healthy learning environment and offer enrichment programs for families of preschool and school age children, including children with special needs.

  • 00:31

    "New Heights Show on Education" Host Maria Ortiz

    in Education

    This weeks topic "Memorial Day Holiday" 


    Guest & Co-host : Pamela Clark


    Carry The Load National Relay: Restoring the the true meaning of Memorial Day by connecting Americans to the sacrifices of our military, law enforcement, firefighters and rescue personnel.


    http://carrytheload.org/


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Day


    http://wgordon.web.wesleyan.edu/kamikaze/books/ships/drexler/index.htm


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Drexler_(DD-741)


    Our mission:


    The New Heights Educational Group, Inc. promotes literacy for children and adults by offering a range of educational support services. Such services include: assisting families in the selection of schools; organization of educational activities; and acquisition of materials. 

    We promote a healthy learning environment and enrichment programs for families of preschool and school-age children, including children with special needs.


    Music Credits:


    Music "Beethoven - Bagatelle op.119 nº9" by Circus Marcus


    Available on the Free Music Archive freemusicarchive.org/


    Under CC BY license  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • 00:31

    New Heights Show on Education with Host Charlotte McGuire

    in Education

     Topic:  “Will Common Core lead to Nationalize Education?”


     "Charlotte will share truths, and dispel myths about Common Core.  So families can come together in knowledge, action, and voices for education."  Common Core is a set of national academic standards for designated subjects, currently, Mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA).  These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade throughout their K-12 education. The standards were created to ensure all students graduate from high school with knowledge and skills to be college and career ready. This episode will focus on one perspective and its background and premises for the development of Common Core national standards.


    Our Mission:


    The New Heights Educational Group Inc. supports literacy for children and adults by offering a range of educational support services.  Such services include assisting families in their selection of schools, organization of educational activities, and acquisition of materials.  We promote a healthy learning environment and offer enrichment programs for families of preschool and school age children, including children with special needs.


     

  • 00:31

    The New Heights Show on Education with Host Charlotte McGuire

    in Education

    Topic:  “ACT and Opt Out”


     "Charlotte will share truths, and dispel myths about Common Core.  So families can come together in knowledge, action, and voices for education."  This episode will focus on the growing movement of parents to opt out their children from Common Core aligned tests and its impact on elected officials for change."


    Our Mission:


    The New Heights Educational Group Inc. supports literacy for children and adults by offering a range of educational support services.  Such services include assisting families in their selection of schools, organization of educational activities, and acquisition of materials.  We promote a healthy learning environment and offer enrichment programs for families of preschool and school age children, including children with special needs.

  • 00:29

    New Heights Show on Education with Host Charlotte McGuire

    in Education

    Topic: "Repealing Common Core; Is it Possible?


    "Charlotte will share truths, and dispel myths about Common Core.  So families can come together in knowledge, action, and voices for education."  This episode will update attempts of caring citizens and leaders to repeal common core.


    Our Mission:


    The New Heights Educational Group Inc. supports literacy for children and adults by offering a range of educational support services.  Such services include assisting families in their selection of schools, organization of educational activities, and acquisition of materials.  We promote a healthy learning environment and offer enrichment programs for families of preschool and school age children, including children with special needs.


     

  • 00:27

    New Heights Show on Education with Host Charlotte McGuire

    in Education

    Topic: "Can Parents opt their Children out of Common Core Testing"


    "Charlotte will share truths, and dispel myths about Common Core.  So families can come together in knowledge, action, and voices for education."  This episode will focus on reasons more and more parents have or are considering  opting their children out of the Common Core Tests.


    Our Mission:


    The New Heights Educational Group Inc. supports literacy for children and adults by offering a range of educational support services.  Such services include assisting families in their selection of schools, organization of educational activities, and acquisition of materials.  We promote a healthy learning environment and offer enrichment programs for families of preschool and school age children, including children with special needs.


     


     

  • 00:30

    "New Heights Show on Education" with Host Charlotte McGuire

    in Education

    Topic:  "Partnership for Assessemnt of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and Our Children


    "Charlotte will share truths, and dispel myths about Common Core.  So families can come together in knowledge, action, and voices for education."  This episode will focus on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Test for Common Core and how our children are responding to it.


     Mission:


    The New Heights Educational Group Inc. supports literacy for children and adults by offering a range of educational support services.  Such services include assisting families in their selection of schools, organization of educational activities, and acquisition of materials.  We promote a healthy learning environment and offer enrichment programs for families of preschool and school age children, including children with special needs.


     


     

  • 00:30

    New Heights Show on Education with Host Charlotte McGuire

    in Education

    Topic: “Common Core High Stakes Testing”


    “Charlotte will share truths, and dispel myths about Common Core.  So families can come together in Knowledge, action, and voices for education”.  This episode will focus on the full start-up of this Spring of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Test to Common Core Standards. Is the test valid?


    Mission:


    The New Heights Educational Group, Inc. promotes literacy for children and adults by offering a range of educational support services. Such services include: assisting families in the selection of schools; organization of educational activities; and acquisition of materials. 

    We promote a healthy learning environment and enrichment programs for families of preschool and school-age children, including children with special needs.


     

  • 00:25

    "New Heights Show on Education" Are Grades Important to Learning?

    in Education

    There are some schools who are abandoning giving grades to students as they believe that a simple letter or number does not demonstrate a student’s learning ability. However, majority of the schools in the US and other countries in general use report cards as a primary means of measuring a child’s progress in school. Reason being is that many schools and teachers believe that grades measure the student’s understanding in a specific subject.


    Today’s we are discussing whether students should be given grades in school and whether they are important or not when it comes to learning.


    Interview with Alfie Kohn: http://www.education.com/magazine/article/Grades_Any_Good/


    The New Heights Educational Group, Inc. promotes literacy for children and adults by offering a range of educational support services. Such services include: assisting families in the selection of schools; organization of educational activities; and acquisition of materials.

  • 00:30

    "New Heights Show on Education" Are standardized tests necessary?

    in Education

    Students and parents have been arguing the topic of whether or not standardized tests should be administered in schools. This week, Maria Ortiz and I will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these exams in classrooms.


    Helpful Sources:


    What are Standarized Tests? http://edglossary.org/standardized-test/


    What's Wrong with Standarized Tests? http://www.fairtest.org/whats-wrong-standardized-tests

  • 00:31

    Rachel Weston - Author of “New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons From Farm to Table”

    in Radio

    Since NJ is the Garden State, Jersey Fresh takes on a special meaning for those who choose to buy their fruits and veggies locally. Seasonal abundance can be found at the scores of farmer’s markets throughout the state. What’s that you say? You don’t know where to find the nearest farmer’s market and don’t even know the difference between an acorn squash and a fava bean? And how do I cook rhubarb and what do I do with all those blueberries?  Problem solved. Chef and culinary instructor Rachel Weston is on the case. Weston is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years of experience as a writer, editor and multimedia content producer. Her work has been in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The Gutsy Gourmet column in The Star-Ledger, NJ.com, and Chow.com among others. In 2008, Rachel followed her passion, attended culinary school, and ultimately worked the line at a fine dining restaurant, and was the founding chef at the first pay-what-you-can community cafe on the East Coast. Rachel’s book is New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table. It’s a collection of recipe ideas and tips for over 50 types of locally grown produce available at NJ farmer’s markets. She spotlights several markets and offers insights on fruits and veggies, from bok choy and fava beans to blueberries, corn, tomatoes, and peaches. Rachel takes the guesswork out of buying locally and is committed to teaching home cooks about using local and seasonal foods in their kitchens. “I wanted it to be a guide you could throw in your market bag,” she says. The book includes a listing of over 100 farmer's markets in NJ. After the interview, check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.